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PANC - Alaska 737NG with Sharklets

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So right before I was about to depart PANC a couple days ago, we were told to give way to an Alaska 737.   I was dumbfounded to see Sharklets...didn't realize Boeing was selling the STC for that on the NGs.  Any chance we can get them for our NGX? :-D

 

Pictures in the link...kinda low quality had to grap it with a phone.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ynca01fvpb86390/IMAG0003.jpg


Brian Thibodeaux | B747-400/8, C-130 Flight Engineer, CFI, Type Rated: BE190, DC-9 (MD-80), B747-400

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 Those aren't Sharklets at all. Sharklets are Airbuses version of winglets and look like normal winglets. What you see there is a newer type of winglet refered to as the scimitar winglet.


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They are not sharklets, they are "Split Scimitar" winglets.

They were designed for the max, and are being retrofitted to NG's.

 

Airliners.net photo:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/United-Airlines/Boeing-737-824/2286405/L/

Photographer: Bill Shemley

 

Notice it is basically the same as the NG, with a small lower downward "winglet"

 

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You guys are splitting hairs honestly.  Either way, I wasn't expecting to see this on the NG aircraft, as its going to be featured on the MAX.  Caught me by surprise thought I'd share.


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lol, it is a rare chance that I get to give good (?)  answers on the forum.

 

Makes sense to me though if they save around 1-2 % as they will be around long after the max shows up.

 

I got the same surprise when I first saw an Air Arabia A320 with sharkelts at OJAI last summer.

 

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Any chance we can get them for our NGX? :-D

 

Splitting hairs?  I'm sure you could make an argument for it being too 'nit-picky,' but the funny thing about using the correct terminology is that you get better answers:

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/424715-is-it-feasible-to-incorporate-the-scimitar-winglets-in-a-future-ngx-update/#entry2841201

 

There's the official answer to your question, found using the search function with the term 'scimitar.'  Wouldn't have come up if I'd used 'sharklets.'


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